This site was created for individuals who suffer from acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN). This skin condition is often misunderstood and diagnosed as barber’s rash. It is actually a form of folliculitis, which manifests as bumps on the back of the head and neck. As the condition progressive, the smaller bumps grow and join together, resulting in a more obvious cosmetic appearance as well as increased discomfort. While the exact cause of this skin condition is unknown, there are several theories within the medical community, as well as treatment options.
Dr. Umar, M.D.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Umar is a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience in treating moderate to severe cases of AKN. He is an AKN prevention advocate and is dedicated to providing information about this condition, especially among ethnic communities, as the population that experiences AKN is predominately of African American, Hispanic, or Asian heritage. For individuals currently suffering from this little-understood condition, Dr. Umar has curated a wealth of information on surgical and non-surgical treatment methods. When addressed in earlier stages, the disease can be managed with medicine or cured with laser treatment. Otherwise, surgical removal is the only curative treatment. Dr. Umar has made strides in this particular area of treatment with his unique excision method combined with a comprehensive wound approach to wound healing. This combination has allowed many patients to enjoy freedom from AKN with minimal cosmetic drawbacks.